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PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



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ANCIENT YORK MASONS 



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DECEMBER, A.L. 5821, 



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RALEIGH : 

?BINTED BTf THOMAS HENDEK30/r;> 
Printer to the State, 



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PROCEEDINGS OP THE GBAND tODGB. 



GRAND LODGE OF NORTH^eAROLINA^ 

December 1 9 *9. L. 5S21. 
Agreeably to the order of the Most Worshipful Grand Master, the 
Officers, Members and Representatives met in the Masonic Hall, in 
the city of Raleigh, 

Bresent, the M- W.JOHN A. CAMERON, G. M. 

B, W. JAMES S. SMITH, G, S. W. R T 
JOS. H. BRYAN, G. J. W. P. T. 
WM. BOYLAN, G. T. 
B. GILLET, G. S. 
RICH'D SNEED, D. G. S. P.T. 
JESSE A. DAWSON, G S. D. 
BENJ, A. BARHAM, G. J. D. 
CHARLES L. HINTON, G. M. P. To 
THOS. HENDERSON, G. S. B, 
JOHN H. HASSAM, G. P- P. T. 
Bro. ALEXANDER ROSS, G. Steward, 
THOMAS POUNDS, G. Tyler. 

REPRE SEXT ATI VE S • 

St. Johii^s Lodge^ .AT?. 1, Wilmington, Bro. M. W. Campbell. 
Moijal White Hearty JVo. 2, Halifax, Bro. Willis Alston. 
Washington, JV*o. 15, Beaufort, Bro. Thos. W. Blackledge. 
Jlmerican George, JVo. 17, Murfreesboro^, Bro. J. Peebles. 
Hiram, JVb. 24, Williamsborough, Bros. Jos. H. Bryan, Sam'l Hili- 
inan and Richard Sneed. 
Hiram, JSTo. 40, Raleigh, Bros. Thos. Henderson, Charles L. Hinton 
I and Alexander J. Lawrence. 

1 Liberty, JVo. 45^ Wilkesborough, Bros. Alexander Pwkins and Sam- 
uel F. Patterson. 
Halt, JVb. 53, Currituck, Bro. Leonard Martin. 
Unanimity, JVb. 54, Edenton, Bros. George Blair, jr. and Wm. A, 
Bozman. 

King Solomon, JVo. .56, Northampton, Bro. John Peebles. 
Concord, JVb. 58, Tarborough, Bro. Joseph R. Lloyd. 
Perseverance, JVo. 59, Plymouth, Bro. Wm. A. Bozman. 
Kilwinning, 64, Wadesborough, Bro. Alexander Little. 
Scotland t?Vecfe, vVo, 68^^, Halifax, Bros^^ Jesse A. Daweon and J, 
Ballard. 



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Eagle^ «AT7. 71, Hillsborougli, Bro. James S. Smitli, 
Widow^s Soih JVo. 75, Camden, Bros. W. B. Webster and Luke G. 
Lamb. 

Mbemarle, Hertford, (by dispensation,) Bro. George Blair, jr. 

VISITORS. 

Bros. James Cushman, P. M. Benjamin Person, John C. Steadman, 
John W. Young, John S. Gorman, Benj Ellis, J. H. Lane, Augustus 
Powers, J. H. Harvey, Dirk Lindeman, David Hellen, John Forbes 
and Mark Cook. 

The Grand Lodge was opened in due and solemn form, with prayer 
by the M. W. Grand Master. 

The Grand Master called the attention of the Grand Lodge to a let- 
ter of inquiry, from Mount Vernon Lodge, of Providence, Rhode Is- 
land, respecting the denunciation of David Vinton, a member of that 
Lodge, by this Grand Lodge, which, on motion of Brother Smith, was 
referred to a committee, consisting of Brothers Jas. S Smith, W illiam 
Boylan, Thomas Henderson, Jesse A. Dawson and M. W. Campbell. 

Brother George Blair, jr. presented the petition of the Brethren of 
Albemarle Lodge^ working under dispensation from this Grand Lodge, 
together with the proceedings of said Lodge, and a certificate from the 
Rev. Gregory T. Bedell, certifying the uniform and regular mode of 
work in that Lodge, praying for a charter, which, on motion of Bro. 
Blair, was granted them. 

On motion of Brother Henderson, Bros. Alston, Lloyd and Martin 
were appointed a committee to examine and report on the proceedings 
of Lodges now working under dispensations, praying for charters 

Brother Bryan moved that the Royal Edwin Lodge be struck from 
the rolls of this Grand Lodge ; which was not agreed to. 

On motion of Brother Lloyd, it was agreed that Brother John Mur- 
daiigh. Master of Davie Lodge, should inquiw into the proceedings and 
situation of Royal Edwin Lodge, and report to the next annual meeting 
of this Grand Lodge. 

On motion of Brother Boylan, a committee was appointed, consisting 
of Bros. Sneed, Hinton and Henderson^ to examine the Treasurer's 
accounts, and report to this Lodge. 

On motion of Brother Hillman, Brother James Cushman was re- 
quested to give a Lecture on the third degree of Masonry | and with 
which request he complied. 

On motion of Br(»ther Hassam, 

Jiesolvedy That the thanks of this Grand Lodge be tendered to Brother Cushmar^ 
for the very able, eloquent and truly masonic Lecture with which he has favored us 
this evening*. 

On motion of Brother James S. Smith, 

.'Resolved, by the Grand Lodfje of the State of North-Carolina, That Brother James 
Cushman be recommended to the subordinate Lodges working* under the authority of 
this Lodge as a suitable and competent person to give Lectures on the three first de* 
grees of Masonry, 



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Resulved further. That this Grand Lodge, impressed with tiie importance and neces- 
sity of an uniform mode of working in all the subordinate Lodges under its care, da 
earnestly recommend to them the employment of the worthy Brother above mention* 
ed, with a view to attain an object so desirable. 

The foregoing resolutions were severally agreed to. 
Ordered that the Grand Secretary send special notices of the forego- 
ing resolutions to the several Lodges subordinate to this Grand Lodge. 

On motion of Brother Henderson, it was agreed that the M. W. Grand 
Master should appoint Brother James CusLman Grand Lecturer. 

The Grand Secretary read a letter from Mr. Samuel Campbell, of 
New- York, respecting the engraved plate for Diplomas, which Mr, 
Campbell has in his possession. On motion of Brother Lloyd, it was 
agreed that this Grand Lodge should hold no further correspondence 
with Mr. Campbell on that subject. 

On motion of Brother Alston, the Grand Secretary was instructed 
to inform Mr. Samuel Campbell of the above resolution adopted by this 
Lodge. ' 

No further business coming before this Grand Lodge, it was closed 
in due and solemn form, and adjourned until Monday evening next, the 

3d of December, 

BAZALEEL GILLET, G. Secretary. 



GRAND LODGE OF NORTH-CAROLINA, 

December 3, ^. L. 58£1. 
The Grand Lodge met this evening agreeably to adjournment, when 
were present 

The M. W. JOHN A. CAMERON, G. M. 

R. W. JAMES S. SMITH, G. S. W. P. T. 
J. H. BRYAN, G. J. W. P. T. 
WM. BOYLAN, G. T. 
BAZALEEL GILLE T, G. S. 
RICHARD SNEED, D. G. S. P. T. 
J. A. OAWSON, G. S. D. 
B. A. BARH\M, G.J. D. 
f CHARLES L. HINTON, G. M. P. T. 

THOS. HENDERSON, G. S. B. 
W. SHAW, G. P. P. T. 
Bro. ALEX. ROSS, G. S. 
THOS. POUNDS, G. T. 

The following additional Representatives appeared, produced their 
credentials, and took their seats : 

Western Sun^ JV*o. 72, Wake, Bro. Woodson Clements. 
John L. Taylor^ JVb. 70, Bro. E. S. Lindsay, 
Blakelt/f JVo. 73, Bro. J. D. Hawkins, 



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Magle, JSTo. 7% Bro. W, Shaw. 

St. John^Sf JVo, 3, Newbern, Bro. F. L. Hawke3« 

Kilwinning^ JV*o, 64, Wadesboro% Bros. J. Benton and J. Legrand.. 

VISITORS. 

Bros* Janies.Ciishman^ P. M. Mark Cook, J. Battle, James Boylaii, 
John W.. Jones, W. G. Bowers, Daniel Bateman, John Forbes, J. Bra- 
selraan, J. S. Baker, J. Seawell, J. H» Lane, J* Je Lancaster and Johu 
D. Delacy, 

A report from Brothers James Ireilell, J. C, Ehringhause and Isaaq 
N, Lamb, a committee appointed at the last annual communication of 
this Grand Lodge to inquire into the difference between Hall Lodge, 
No. 53, and Di*. Samuel Robinson, was received and read, which, after 
some discussion, together with the accompanying documents, was refer- 
red to a committee, consisting^ of Brothers Hillman, Henderson and 
Martin, who, after retiring for a few m*nnents, made the following re- 
port : 

The committee to whom was referred the report of Brothers Jsimes Iredell, John C. 
Ehrii\g'hause and Isaac N. Lamb, a committee appointed for the purpose of investiga- 
ting the facts connected with the expulsion from Hall Lodge, No. 53, of Doctor Samuel 
Bobinson, and the documents accompanying the same, respectfully report, that it ap- 
pears to your committee that tlie conduct of Dr. Samuel Robinson was not of that cha- 
racter which would justify expulsion, the circumstances having grown out of some ex- 
citement arising from a personal misunderstanding between the Doctor and some of 
the officers of the Lodge, the m.erits of which your committee will not undertake to 
judge of, further than to say, that they believe the conduct of the Doctor and of the 
Lodge may have been somewhat hasty and improper. They, therefore, recommend 
that Dr. Samuel Robinson be reinstated to all the rights and privileges of Masonry ; and 
for that purpose, the adoption of the following resolution : 

Resolved^ That the decision of Hall Lodge, No 53, expelling Brother Samuel Robin- 
son, be reversed, and that he be restored to all the rights and privileges of Masonry. 
Resoectfuliy submitted. 

SAM'L lULLMAN, Chairman. 

This report was read and concurred in« 

December ct, 182L 

The committee appointed to examine the accounts of the Grand Treasurer of the 
Grand Lodge, having performed the duties assigned them, report, that there is at this 
time one hundred and ninety -five pounds thirteen shillings and eight pence half penny 
in the hands of the Treasurer, due and owing to the Grand Lodge, and subject to their 
disposal. 

Respectfully submitted. 

RICH'D SNEED, Chairman. 

This report was read and concurred in. 

The M. W, Grand Master submitted to the consideration of the G. 
Lodge a circular, from the Grand Lodge of Louisiana, on the sub ject of 
a Masonic Hospital, which, after being read, was, on motion of Brother 
Bryan, referred to a committee, consisting of Brothers Bryan, Alston 
and Blackledge. 

The Grand Lodge now proceeded to the election of Officers for the 

ensuing year* 



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riie M. W. JOHN A. CAMERON was re-elected M. 
R. W. JAMES S. SMITH was elected S. G. W. 
JOS. H. BRYAN. J. G. W. 
WILLIAM BOYLAN, G. T. 

BENJ. A. BARHAM, G. S. IHil^~ 
On motion of Brother Martin, it was ordered that Brother Isaac N. 
Lamb be requested to inquire into the situation of Camden Lodge, No. 
63, Jonesborough, and report to this Grand Lodge at the next annual 
communication. 

No further business coming before this Grand Lodge, it was closed 
and adjourned until to-morrow at 3 o'clock, P. M. 

BEZALEEL GILLET, G. Secretary, 



GRAND LODGE OF NORTH-CAROLINA, 

December 4, 1821, 
At 3 o'clock to-day, agreeably to adjournment, the Grand Lodge met. 
Present, M. W. JOHN A. CAMERON, G. M. 

JAMES S. SMITH, G. S. W, 

ALEXANDER LITTLE, G. J. W. P. T. 

JAMES CUSHMAN, G. Lecturer. 

SAMUEL HILLMAN, G. T. P. T. 

B. GILLET, G. Secretary. 

J. H. HASSAM, D. G. Secretary, 

J. A. DAWSON, G. S D. 

B. A. BARHAM, G. J. D. 

G. T. BEDELL, G. C. 

J. D. HAWKINS, G. M. P. T. 

W. SHAW, G. S. B. P. T. 

JOHN PEEBLES, G. P. P. T. 

ALEXANDER ROSS, G. Steward. 

THOMAS POUNDS, G. Tyler. 
Members and Visitors as yesterday. 

The Grand Lodge walked in procession to the Presbyterian Church, 
where a very eloquent and appropriate discourse was delivered by the 
W. G. T. Bedell, one of the Grand Chaplains of the G. L, of North- 
Carolina. 

Th« Lodge returned in procession to their Hall, when it was ad- 
journed until 8 o'clock P. M. 

December 4, 1821, 8 o'clock, P. M. 

The Grand Lodge met agreeably to adjournment. Present, the 
officers, members and visitors as at 3 o'clock. 

The M. W. Grand Master installed the newly elected officers in due 
and ancient form. 



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On motion of Bro. S. Hiliman, 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Grand T odge be presented to Bro. the W„ 
G. T. Bedell, one of the Grand Chaplains of this Lodge, for the very eloquent, appro- 
priate and truly Masonic discourse which he has this day delivered. 

Resolved further. That the Treasurer of this Lodge be directed to pay Bro. G. T. Be- 
dell the sum of fifty dollars, as a small compensation for his services. 

The committee to whom was referred the communication from Mount 
Vernon Lodge, Providence, Rhode Island, relative to the unmasonic 
conduct of David Vinton, by their Chairman, James S, Smith, submit- 
ted a report, with which the Lodge concurred, and ordered that the 
Secretary send a copy thereof to Mount Vernon Lodge. 

0n motion of Brother J. H. Ilassam, 

Resolved, That Brothers J. H. Hassam, J. R. Lloyd and J S. Smith be a committee to 
take into consideration the expediency of providing for the Grand Lodge a suitable 
Sword, and also Candlesticks proper for their use. 

The committee appointed to take into consideration the expediency of providing a 
Sword and Candlesticks for this Lodge, beg leave to report : That, as a Sv/ord and 
Candlesticks are used in processions, they deem it important that they should be such 
as would, in some measure, correspond with the Jewels and other insignia of the craft; 
they, therefore, recommend the purchase of new ones for that purpose. 

J. H. HASSAM, ^ 

J. R. LLOYD, V Committee. 

J. S, SMITH, 3 

Brothers Thomas Henderson, C, L. Hinton and John H. Hassam 
were appointed a committee to procure the several articles of Furniture 
and Jewels named in the foregoing report. 

Brother B, Gillet was appointed to inquire into the situation of Neusf?; 
Lodge, to receive the Jewels and other property belonging to it, for the 
use of this Grand Lodge, as the Charter has been surrendered. 

The M. W. Grand Master was pleased to make the following ap- 
pointments for the erjsuing year : 

G. T.' BE DELL, ") 
J.CALDWELL, I G. Chaplains, 

WILLIAM LANCASTER,] 
J. CUSIIMAN, G. Lecturer. 
J. A. DAWSON, G. S. D. 
JOHN M. HASS.4M, G. J. 
J. D. HAWKiNS, G. M. 
T. HENDERSON, G. S. B. 
■ J, PEEBLES, G. P. 
A. ROSS. G. Stew. 
THOMAS POUNDS, G. Tyler. 
The Grand Lodge was then closed in due and solemn form luitil the 
next Grand Annual Communication. 




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LIST OF LODGES, 

Under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Mrth- Carolina, 182£„ 



St. John's, 


No 1 


'Vl^ 1 1 ITi i Ti c t n Ti 

TV Ililllllg (.V^lt'9 


T?nval Whif/a TTAo-pt 




Halifax. 


St. John, 




Newbern* 


Royal Edwin^ 


5. 


Windsor. 




ft 


jc tty c LLC V iiic* 


Johnston Caswell^ 


10, 


W^arrenton. 


Washin^'ton, 


15. 


Beaufort. 


A.nicncan Gcor^c^ 




I^urfre esb orough« 




1R 


uxJllCo vULllltjr. 


Hiram 


24. 


WillijnriQhnvnii O'h 


31©iint Moriab^ 


sr. 


Iredell. 


jriidiciiiA, 






Fre eland. 


33, 


Rowan. 


Davie, 




JSC I tit;, 

Raleigh. 


xxiram, 
liiberty^ 








Hall, 




1 1 T»"t»i + n «^ t 


T Tti 5i m tTi 1 f V 




XliU.C'11 LUil, 


King* Solomon, 


56 


Northampton, 


iiZ7L> xl.llU.lt:; W b. 




Louisburg". 


Concord, 


58 


Tarborough. 


Perseverance, 


oy. 


IT ly IIlOULli. 


XJnion, 




^IVay n e s h or 0 u g'h 0 


v/diiiucii. 


0 ^, 


J onesbo 1 ou^h. 


Kilwinning*, 
M^ilJiam R. Davie^, 


o^. 


Wadesboroughj 


65 


Lexing'ton. 


Williams, 


66,' 


Currituck, 


Scotland Neck, 


68, 


Halifax. 


Taj'lor, 


69, 


Beaufort. 


Johr. L. Taylor, 


70, 


Currituck, 


Eagle, 


7h 


Hillsborough. 


IVestern Sun, 


72, 


Wake. 


Blakely, 


73, 


Franklin. 


Golden Fleece, 


74, 


Milton. 


Wid w's Son, 


75, 


Camden. 


Greensboroug-h, 


76, 


Guilford. 


Albemarle, 

Sharon, (by dispensation) 
Western Star, do. 


77, 


Hertford. 




Greensville. 




RutherfordtoHa 



EXPULSIONS IN 5821. 

From Hiram Lodge, No. 40, Raleigh, Henry Brown, Henry Guy, Jeremiah M^Re^;, 
Thomas Williams, Alsey Hunter and Silion Utley, for non-p$yment of dues, 



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Worshipful Sir and Brother^ 

In the discharge of a duty incunAent on me, I have the 
honor of communicating to you tlie proceedings of the Grand Lodge of 
North-Carolina, at their Grand Annual Communication, A. L. 5821, 
accompanied with a list of the Lodges working under the authority oJ 
this Grand Lodge. 

With respect^ I have the honor to be yours fraternally, 




Graiul Secretary.